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Exosite CTO Mark Benson to Present at Connected World

Internet of Things Event to Benefit Organizations Looking to Grow Revenue and Leverage Data for a Premier Customer Experience

San Diego, CA – WEBWIRE

Exosite, a leading provider in the Internet of Things (IoT) platform market, today announced that CTO Mark Benson will co-present at the Connected World show on September 9 at the Marriott Del Mar Hotel in San Diego. Sponsored by the Peggy Smedley Institute, Connected World offers education for enterprise leaders on several IoT topics, with an emphasis on smart cities, energy, transportation, mobility, retail, manufacturing and engineering.
Benson will co-present with David McLauchlan, CEO of Buddy, on “The Rise of Platforms in the IoT,” at 11:05 a.m. The joint presentation will address the challenges that manufacturers face as they begin to create connected products and evaluate the flurry of IoT platform technologies available. With the IoT industry still in its infancy, few platforms can claim to be proven solutions and many lack security guarantees, scalability capabilities and flexible interfaces. Benson and McLauchlan will explain the benefits of developing connected products using an IoT platform and outline the top four considerations when evaluating IoT platforms.
As a proven leader in IoT, Exosite enables the world’s leading manufacturers in consumer, commercial and industrial markets to quickly build and deploy connected products leveraging Murano, Exosite’s cloud-based IoT enablement platform. Exosite also offers Business Transformation Services and Professional Services – all designed to help organizations develop and execute an IoT strategy for long-term success.
About Mark Benson 
As CTO, Mark Benson navigates emerging IoT developments and leads Exosite’s technology strategy to fuel its industry leadership and growth. Over the course of his career, Benson has led highly-creative and multi-disciplined teams in the development of advanced, embedded product designs for industrial, medical, aerospace, military and consumer industries. Additionally, he authored the book, “The Art of Software Thermal Management for Embedded Systems,” and several technical papers and articles. Benson holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Bethel University in Arden Hills, Minn., and a master’s degree in software engineering from the University of Minnesota.

About The Peggy Smedley Institute/Connected World
The Peggy Smedley Institute is about education, networking, and consulting with professionals within the IoT (Internet of Things). The Connected World full-day educational event is an opportunity to learn from industry leaders who understand IoT and help answer questions for organizations looking to grow their revenue and take advantage of the data they have been collecting to better service their customers. In addition, the event also helps guide any organization to exploit their information whether it applies to manufacturing, transportation, retail, institutional, government, etc., to develop customized solutions for their individual customers. To learn more about the consulting services and the novel concepts in innovation, visit

About Exosite
Founded in 2009, Exosite, LLC, is an IoT software platform company that allows businesses to strategically leverage the revolutionary world of connected devices. Exosite’s cloud-based services enable the world’s leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in consumer, commercial and industrial markets to quickly build and deploy solutions that accelerate the IoT generation of their business. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis with additional offices in North America, Asia and Europe. For more information, visit


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